Transgender Surgery: The First Step of Transitioning From Female to Male
- Posted on: Apr 30 2017
If you are a female who is looking to transition to a male, you likely have more questions than you know what to do with. Not only will you need the physical support of a staff of doctors like those at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, but you will also need some emotional support from a support group or personal therapist. To help you better understand the process, we will discuss the first steps in transitioning from female to male. Read on to learn more.
Here at our office, we don’t administer any types of hormone therapy to our patients who are transitioning. Patients are encouraged to see an endocrinologist to learn more about hormone therapy and to get started on them. In fact, we encourage our patients to see an endocrinologist before their first appointment with us. If you need help finding an endocrinologist who can help you with hormone therapy, our staff can help you.
As a female transitioning to a male, the first surgery we typically perform is breast removal. To do this type of surgery, we will go in through your underarms and remove the excess tissues and fat from your breasts. Once your breasts have been removed, you will be sent home to recover. Full recovery from breast removal surgery typically lasts about six weeks, but you should be able to go back to work just after two weeks.
Transitioning is an extremely emotional and vulnerable time in a person’s life. Luckily, our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants is here to make you feel more relaxed during the entire thing. Once you are done with the first step in the process, we can then map out the second phase. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today, and we will get you set up.